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Deborah Taffa

News Around Webster: Cosic, Kunz, Robinson, Taffa

May 21, 2018

Deborah Taffa was chosen Desert Writers Award recipient by the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers. ... Sandra Kunz was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ... Marva Robinson was nominated regional representative for the national board of directors of The Association of Black Psychologists. ... Zlatko Cosic had films screened at multiple festivals in Italy and the U.K. this month.

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The students observed and assisted teachers and taught English skills in one local school for seven weeks, while also visiting other schools and taking a seminar on Dutch culture and pedagogy.

Teacher Education Students Immersed in Leiden

May 02, 2018

Six Webster teacher education students have been immersed in an international practicum for the past seven weeks in Leiden, the Netherlands. They observed and taught in a local school two days a week while also visiting other schools and taking a seminar in Dutch culture, school systems and pedagogy. The practicum was piloted by Ted Green, who is teaching at Webster Leiden this spring through a Sverdrup Fellowship, Webster's faculty mobility program.

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Donna campbell and Roy Tamashiro

Campbell, Tamashiro Retirement Celebrations May 8

April 26, 2018

Please join the School of Education for the Retirement Celebration of faculty members Donna Campbell and Roy Tamashiro on Tuesday, May 8, from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center in Emerson Library. The School of Education will be celebrating Donna Campbell’s 42 years of service and Roy Tamashiro’s 36 years of service to Webster University. All are welcome to attend.

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Basiyr Rodney intends to build more partnerships and attract more diverse students to teaching.

Rodney to Chair Department of Teacher Education

April 24, 2018

Basiyr Rodney, associate professor in Educational Technology, has been elected incoming chair for the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education. Among his goals for the department of Teacher Education are the continued strengthening of current programs by further integrating new learning modalities such as mobile and interactive learning. He also intends to increase equity initiatives to attract more first generation students into teaching.

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The institute at Webster University is sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis.

Webster Hosts Summer Institute on Holocaust for Teachers

April 23, 2018

A Summer Institute on the Holocaust for high school and middle school teachers will be held June 17-20, 2018, at Webster University. The Institute is sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis and will feature Holocaust scholars from Webster University and Washington University, as well as master teachers from Missouri and Illinois. It is designed for educators and advanced students from a variety of disciplines interested in teaching the Holocaust. In-service graduate credit is available.

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Students can renew their Creative Cloud access and migrate their assets at a 60 percent discount.

60% Discount on Adobe Creative Cloud for Class of '18

April 10, 2018

Graduating this year? Webster University Class of 2018 graduates are eligible for a 60 percent discount on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions if they renew by July 31, 2018. Representing a $360 savings over the normal pricing, this allows access to over 20 creative apps, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, plus you can migrate your assets developed during your studies.

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Mahfood discusses conditions for school teachers on KMOV.

In the News: Mahfood on teachers; Barrett on MLK; Schubert on world affairs; Media Academy

April 04, 2018

Education professor Stephanie Mahfood and two Webster students were interviewed in KMOV's coverage of teacher strikes across the U.S. ... St. Louis Public Radio featured Sonja Perryman, keynote at this year's School of Communications Media Academy. ... Photography professor Bill Barrett discussed a famous photo as part of KSDK coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. ... Vienna international relations professor Samuel Schubert was interviewed by Kurier.at on current world affairs.

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Faculty and students presented at the APA Division 48 national conference of Psychology and Peace 2018 in South Bend, Indiana.

Applied Educational, School Psychology Present in Las Vegas, South Bend

March 28, 2018

Several students and faculty in the Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs recently presented papers and/or posters from recent research at two conferences this spring: the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the APA Division 48 national conference of Psychology and Peace 2018 in South Bend, Indiana.

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The event included 145, 20-minute interviews with students.

Students Meet School Districts on Teacher Recruitment Day

March 26, 2018

Nearly 30 aspiring educators from the School of Education gathered in the East Academic Building for the annual Teacher Recruitment Day on Thursday, March 15, to interview and network with representatives from 14 school district partners from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including neighboring school districts, Webster Groves and Kirkwood. The event is co-hosted by Webster's Department of Teacher Education and the Career Planning and Development Center.

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 The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen

March 22, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.

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Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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Jameca Woody-Falconer, counseling psychologist and adjunct faculty member

Falconer Receives Fulbright for Suicide Prevention in Kazakhstan

March 02, 2018

Webster University adjunct faculty member Jameca Woody Falconer has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with the Dariyana Foundation in Kazakhstan this spring. She will address suicide prevention for psychologists, psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, parents and others. Falconer is a counseling psychologist and faculty member in the School of Education's Applied Educational Psychology/School Psychology program. She is also a co-leader of the Institute for Applied Educational Psychology and Intercultural Research.

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The annual conference is designed for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

Conference: 'Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice'

February 27, 2018

The Webster University School of Education hosts its annual conference on April 14 in the East Academic Building. This year's theme is "Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice in Education." The keynote, "What Teachers and Learners can do to Dismantle Racism," will be delivered by Billie Mayo, Webster alumnus, accomplished middle school teacher, and administrator. The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

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